Modern Poetry and Poetics
Which of the following statements accurately characterizes Marianne Moore's poem "A Grave?"
It juxtaposes human consciousness against the sea.
It uses alliteration and iambic pentameter.
It has a subtle formal structure, even though it does not use rhyme.
Both A and C
What is the principal subject of Marianne Moore's poem "An Octopus"?
Which of the following writers was among the founders of the Imagist movement?
Professor Hammer argues that in Hart Crane's poem "Legend, " Crane introduces himself to his readers. The poem opens with the lines: "As silent as a mirror is believed/Realities plunge in silence by ...../I am not ready for repentance;" according to Professor Hammer, Crane's refusal to repent is an assertion of which of the following?
His political views
His will to imaginative freedom
His will to sexual freedom
Both B and C
Which of the following statements best characterizes the difference between World War II poetry and Futurist poetry?
The Futurists apotheosized technology, whereas World War II poets often focused on technology's destructive powers.
The Futurists praised speed, whereas World War II poets often evoked images of nature to describe the human condition.
The Futurists privileged the part over the whole, whereas World War II poets did not deal with the problem of modernity and alienation.
The Futurists focused on advancements in technology and industry, whereas World War II poets ignored advancements in technology, especially in modern warfare.
There are 5 questions to complete.